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Lobanova, Yuliya I.; Glushko, Kirill V. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The article points at the importance of studying the human factor as a cause of accidents of drivers, especially in loosely structured traffic situations. The description of the experiment on the measurement of driver's accidental abilities is given. Under accidental ability is meant the capability to ensure the security of driving as a behavior…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Motor Vehicles, Traffic Safety, Accidents
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Moran, Paloma; Galindo, Juan – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2011
We report a practical home-made microcentrifuge to be used for teaching purposes. It was made using a salad spinner and two polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tubes racks. It can accommodate 2 standard size 96-well plates or 24 strips or up to 192 microfuge tube. The centrifuge is hand-operated and is ideal for short spin down purposes. (Contains 3…
Descriptors: Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Materials, Science Equipment, Material Development
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White, David J.; Williver, S. Todd – Journal of Extension, 2014
Thirty years ago we would think nothing of driving to school with a jackknife in our pocket or rifle in the gun rack. Since then, the practices of possessing, transporting, and using firearms have been limited by laws, rules, and public perception. Despite restrictions on youth, the Youth Handgun Safety Act does afford 4-H shooting sports members…
Descriptors: Weapons, Athletics, Transportation, Youth Programs
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Massey, Rick – Tech Directions, 2008
Recognizing the increasing popularity of skateboarding, the author has found a project that teaches design and manufacturing concepts--and, of equal importance, really gets his students motivated. He challenges them to design and build a skateboard rack that mounts easily on a bicycle. The project benefits students by teaching creativity, the…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Design, Student Motivation, Student Projects
Sandoval, Timothy – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Hunger on campus is part of a lingering national problem that grew after the financial crisis that began in late 2007. In an unforgiving economy, many students across the country struggle not only to pay tuition but also to buy food. Colleges and nonprofit groups have noticed, and more are reacting. Food pantries are cropping up on two-year and…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Hunger, Nonprofit Organizations, Colleges
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Cardon, Greet M.; Van Acker, Ragnar; Seghers, Jan; De Martelaer, Kristine; Haerens, Leen L.; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse M. M. – Health Education Research, 2012
We studied the implementation and associated factors of strategies (e.g. sports after school and during lunch break, active schoolyards, active school commuting) and organizational principles (e.g. safe bike racks, pupil involvement) that facilitate the physical activity (PA)-promoting role of schools. Key representatives of 111 elementary and 125…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Physical Activities, Community Schools, Community Involvement
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Helmsing, Mark – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2014
When entering the permanent exhibit titled "Living in America" in the Arab American National Museum (AANM) in Dearborn, Michigan, visitors are greeted with a sign that reads "Ahlan wa Sahlan." It is a greeting that translates in English to: "Your path is easier now that you are with us." The visitor, "you,"…
Descriptors: Museums, Exhibits, Arabs, Cultural Influences
Young, Jeffrey R. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
North Carolina State University may never build another computer lab. Instead the university has installed racks of equipment in windowless rooms where students and professors never go. This article describes a project called the Virtual Computing Lab. Users enter it remotely from their own computers in dormitory rooms or libraries. They get all…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Educational Technology, Computer Centers
Whelan, Debra Lau – School Library Journal, 2008
When Jim Chadwell, the former principal of Northwest High School in Texas, renovated his media center four years ago, he had two things in mind: Starbucks and Barnes & Noble. According to Media Specialist Naomi Bates, Chadwell wanted a place where students could read, do research, and work on classroom assignments, but also socialize. That is…
Descriptors: Learning Resources Centers, Media Specialists, Lighting, School Libraries
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Siegel, Judith A.; Gilders, Roger M.; Staron, Robert S.; Hagerman, Fredrick C. – Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2002
Evaluated the use of traditional resistance training equipment in measuring muscular power, measuring the velocity of movement through a measured distance during maximal effort lifts using a Smith rack. Data collected on male volunteers indicated that this method of evaluating muscle power was reliable, although it was not predictive of muscle…
Descriptors: College Students, Evaluation Methods, Exercise Physiology, Males
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Webster, Joan Parker; Wiles, Peter; Civil, Marta; Clark, Stacy – Journal of American Indian Education, 2005
Math in a Cultural Context (MCC) is based in traditional Yup'ik cultural values and ways of knowing and representing the world, which provide access to math concepts through hands-on exploration and active problem solving. This case illustrates how a novice and outsider teacher successfully implemented MCC in a classroom with predominantly…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum, Alaska Natives
Laskey, Harold H. – School Library Journal, 1977
Describes use of paperback books, displays, and programs in public and school libraries. List of display rack manufacturers is included. (KP)
Descriptors: Bookmobiles, Library Equipment, Library Services, Paperback Books
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Gercek, Gokhan; Saleem, Naveed – Journal of Information Technology Education, 2006
Providing adequate computing lab support for Management Information Systems (MIS) and Computer Science (CS) programs is a perennial challenge for most academic institutions in the US and abroad. Factors, such as lack of physical space, budgetary constraints, conflicting needs of different courses, and rapid obsolescence of computing technology,…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Management Information Systems, Computer Science Education, Computers
Milbradt, Allan; Klock, Ed – American School & University, 2006
Building a new school can be exciting and creative. The process enables parents, students, educators and the community to explore their dreams and priorities, and create a facility tailored to their unique needs. Unfortunately, the process also can leave education institutions and communities feeling like they've bought an "off-the-rack" facility…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Community Needs, Community Leaders, School Community Relationship
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McArthur, Genevieve – Dyslexia, 2007
Reynolds and Nicolson ("Dyslexia," 2007; 13: 78-96) claim to show that the "dyslexia dyspraxia attention-deficit treatment" (DDAT) benefits children with reading difficulties. However, Rack, Snowling, Hulme, and Gibbs ("Dyslexia," 2007; 13: 97-104) argue that because this study did not include an untrained control group then "all that needs to be…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Difficulties, Oral Language, Dyslexia
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